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General Knowledge Quiz for 20 April 2016

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1

What is the affectionate Spanish language diminutive that María Eva Duarte de Perón, the second wife of President Juan Domingo Perón of Argentina, was known by?

A
Peronita
B
Marietta
C
Marionette
D
Evita
Select from the options above.
2

What gambling game involves dealing 2 cards each to the player and the dealer, with the object of getting 9 or more points, counting their face value (except 10s and court cards, which count nothing)?

A
Roulette
B
Baccarat
C
Chemin de Fer
D
Craps
Select from the options above.
3

Which of these countries is south of the equator?

A
Ivory Coast
B
Paraguay
C
Sri Lanka
D
Philippines
Select from the options above.
4

Leo Joseph Ryan Jr., the first US congressman to be killed in the line of duty, was murdered where?

A
Guyana
B
Venezuela
C
Philippines
D
Berlin
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5

What is the name of the measure, by law or usage established in most of the United States, which is contained in a cylindrical vessel eighteen and a half inches in diameter and eight inches deep inside?

A
Winchester bushel
B
Washington gallon
C
Wyoming barrel
D
Winnipeg keg
Select from the options above.
6

Complete the title of a book by Doctor Benjamin Spock: "The Common Sense Book of ..."?

A
Surviving in the Wild
B
Health and Fitness
C
Speaking Vulcan
D
Baby and Child Care
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7

What is a link between the films "Gentlemen Prefer Blondes" (1953) and "The Lord of the Rings" trilogy (2001-2003) based J.R.R. Tolkien's saga?

A
Actors of the name Mortenson/Mortensen
B
The director of one is great uncle to the director of the other
C
Anita Loos, writer of the book on which the 1953 film was based, was Tolkien's pupil
D
The same production company
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